Bought car 1 month ago.
Today stopped for gas. Car wouldnt restart.
All lights, Fuel Pump ect have power and work properly.
Starter does not try to start.
Battery was tested and is fine.
Car is auto tried starting in Neutral/Park no change
All Fuses appear good
After working on the car for 2 hours called it quits. Came back an hour later car started up instantly like nothing was ever wrong. drove home turned it off and now wont start again.
If you have any other tips or ideas it would be highly appreciated.
All cables are tight at battery and starter. When I got home from work today it started instantly. Turned it off then it would not restart. My sister who owns the car told me over the last month she has owned it the car would keep clicking not letting her fill the gas tank past half way. Yesterday she finally got it the tank filled all the way and now this problem is occuring. The car does seem to start once after it has been left alone for awhile. I am wondering if there is anything with the EVAP system or anything like that which can cause this issue?
to be sure we are on the same page do you mean by "would not restart" that starter would not turn or that it would crank but not start?
fuel fill issue sounds like it might be a tank venting issue.
The starter would not even try to turn. Are there any sensors on this car in regards to fuel tank venting? Doesnt make sense to me but something fuel tank related is the only thing seemingly possible right now.
get battery and charging system load tested to be safe to ensure battery is holding full charge and alternator is functioning properly.
if this checks out, and you have had no issues with the ignition switch,
your symptoms are (having presumably ruled out electrical issues) otherwise not inconsistent with a starter / solenoid beginning to fail. I'd pull it and get it bench tested
Is it possible the gauge is reading incorrectly and there is more gas in the tank than you think? (have to throw this possibility out there....)
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Do not use any type of additive to try to stop leaks. Either replace the valve cover gasket yourself or have someone do it for you. Oil in the coolant reservoir is not a good sign. You may have a blown head gasket or intake gasket. Do you see any white smoke from the tail pipe when it's running? If so, it's most likely a blown head gasket.